Biography

Francisco Salazar


Francisco Salazar is a Venezuelan plastic artist, from the town of Quiriquire, Monagas. He studied at the School of Visual Arts Cristóbal Rojas. He began his artistic career as a landscaper, then leaned into the current of kinetic art, thanks to the influence of Jesus Soto while working in his workshop in Paris in 1967. During his years at the Central University of Venezuela, he was a professor of Basic Composition, Drawing, and Design in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. He also held the position of Deputy Director of the School of Visual Arts "Rafael Monasteries" in Maracay.

He develops his artistic work in the field of abstract geometry. Since the 1950s Salazar has created a body of work composed entirely of white monochrome works on corrugated cardboard.

He is currently residing in Paris, France.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1990

Estructuras puras, Espacio Simonetti, Valencia, Edo. Carabobo.

 

1983

Espacio vacío, Galería Óscar Ascanio, Caracas / Galería Expressions, Miami, Florida, United States.

 

1982

Galería Óscar Ascanio, Caracas.

 

1981

Espacio blanco, Museo Francisco Narváez.

 

1979

Espacio blanco, MACC.

 

1978

Galerie D'Expression D'Art Visuel, Caen, Francia / Galería Concorde, París / Embajada de Venezuela, Paris, France.

 

1976

Galería Arte/Contacto, Caracas / Museo Soto / Galería Graphic/CB2, Caracas / Groupement Francais D'Enterprises, Pretabail, Paris, France.

 

1975

Galería Denise René, Paris, France.

 

1967

36 positivos-negativos, MBA.

 

1966

Positivo-negativo, CVA.

 

1963

Ensamblajes y pinturas, Galería G, Caracas.


1958

Galería Espiral, Escuela Cristóbal Rojas.

 

AWARDS

1967

Premio Armando Reverón, XXVIII Salón Oficial / Premio Henrique Otero Vizcarrondo, XXVIII Salón Oficial / Premio José Loreto Arismendi, XXVIII Salón Oficial / Premio Andrés Pérez Mujica, XXV Salón Arturo Michelena / Primer premio, V Paris Biennale.


1968

Primer premio, Bienal de Codex, Buenos Aires.


1969

Segundo premio, Bienal de Coltejer, Medellin, Colombia.
 


COLLECTIONS

Ateneo de Valencia, Edo. Carabobo / Colección Cisneros, Caracas / GAN / MACCSI / Museum of Modern Art, Paris / Museum of Modern Arts, Medellín, Colombia / Natinal Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires / Museo Soto.